Thursday, January 14, 2010
The law ministry is now preparing a cabinet note which aims at overhauling the Indian Legal Service, and has started consultations with the department of personnel and training (DoPT) in this regard, according to media reports. The plan suggests that there will be entrance examination followed by interviews just like any other Group A service. The officers are likely to be trained at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal.
Currently, recruitment for Indian Legal Service is done only when vacancies arise, and they are filled up by practising lawyers rather than fresh law school graduates.
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Action and Appointments
a) The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of inter-cadre deputation of Arun Kumar Sinha, a 1999 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IAS from Manipur-Tripura cadre to Jharkhand cadre for a further period of two years with effect from Septmber 16, 2009
b) R Bhattacharya, a 1978 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, presently Adviser, Planning Commission has been appointed as additional secretary and financial adviser in department of Information Technology in the ministry of communications and Information Technology in the vacancy of R C Misra, a 1976 batch Orissa cadre IAS.
c) Justice Sanjay Yadav, Justice Kedar Singh Chauhan, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Smt. Justice Indrani Datta, have been appointed as Judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, in that order of seniority.
d) Justice Bijaya Krishna Patel, Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court, has been appointed as the Judge of the Orissa High Court.